The Distinguished Fellow is a unique position used to recruit exceptionally talented scientists with a clear potential for a science career, who wish to bypass the traditional academic training as a postdoctoral fellow because they see a need of immediate intellectual independence for their career development. While the goal of a UT Southwestern Distinguished Fellow is to lead into an Assistant Professor position with tenure track, there is no guarantee for this outcome. Performance will be closely monitored by a mentoring committee, who will make the decision on promotion. While the monitoring will be continuous, there will be two development milestones leading into an Assistant Professor or termination.
- While the goal of a UT Southwestern Distinguished Fellow is to lead into an Assistant Professor position with tenure track, there is no guarantee for this outcome. Performance will be closely monitored by a mentoring committee, who will make the decision on promotion. While the monitoring will be continuous, there will be two development milestones leading into an Assistant Professor or termination.
- Conduct research as an independent lab.
- Recruit, train and lead a team of postdocs, graduate students and/or technical staff.
- Form research collaborations within and outside UT Southwestern.
- Independently seek and obtain grants in mechanisms that are typically reserved for university faculty. Not eligible to apply for regular postdoctoral fellowships.
- Publish original research articles and reviews related to his/her research.
- Participate enthusiastically in seminars, WIPs, journal clubs, etc.
- Attend, present research progress, and represent the Department at relevant national and international conferences.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Applications are invited from Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. candidates with training in computer science, mathematics, physics, or related fields of engineering.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
- Work requires ability to ensure adherence to all policies and procedures of university.
- Work requires ability to effectively interpret and apply organizational policies, procedures, and systems.
- Work requires customer service, written and verbal communication skills.
The following is the acronym, “PACT”, and is fundamental to all non-clinical positions at UT Southwestern Medical Center:
- P-Problem Solving: Employees take ownership in solving problems effectively, efficiently, and to the satisfaction of customers, or managers. They show initiative in addressing areas of concern before they become problems.
- A-Ability, Attitude and Accountability: Employees exhibit ability to perform their job and conduct themselves in a professional and positive manner reflecting a professional environment readily assuming obligations in a dependable and reliable manner.
- C-Communication, Contribution, and Collaboration: Who are our Customers? Anyone who requests our help, needs our work product, or receives our services. Employees focus on customer service with creative solutions while improving the customer experience through clear, courteous, and timely delivery and communication. Sharing ideas with others helps expand our contribution to department goals.
- T-Teamwork: Employees work to contribute to the department’s success by supporting co-workers, promoting excellence in work product and customer service, and in maintaining a satisfying, caring environment for each other.
Work is performed primarily in general office environment.
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code §51.215.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.
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